They said the invitation is within the one teacher one laptop initiative. The letter is opining that per the initiative every teacher is to undergo some basic ICT training to help them use the various e-learning resources that have been made available on the laptops.
Download the September 2010 SHS Literature in English Syllabus HERE
We in the All Teachers Alliance Ghana (ATAG) find this invitation to be preposterous, machiavellian and uncalled for as our employer is bent to subject teachers to ridicule, labour rape and unsubstantiated actions. Our reasons to oppose such invitation are justified by the following all-important reasons and revelations:
Check This Out: Rejection of E-Levy may lead to the termination of Free SHS Policy – Government
It is very strange for GES to turn around to tell teachers that GH₵300 meant for the technical training will be virtual training instead of in-person.
Check Business Courses being offered at the SHS in Ghana HERE
What it means is that if this so-called online training workshop takes place, many teachers who are yet to receive the laptops will not be able to participate in the training and will be denied their share of their training after deducting GH₵300 from their CPD allowance and pension money.
Check This Out: Numeracy and Literacy to be excluded from Teacher Licensure Exams by the end of 2022
More boggling is the ability of rural teachers to access fast and reliable internet to join the workshop online. More than 120,000 teachers will be denied this training because of the remoteness of their location.
Check the SHS Grading System HERE
They even wrote to GES and warned them about NTC. GES could not oppose the stance of GNAT but rather remained silent on the issue.